Designer : Nick Burton : Concept for a rectangular garden with tea house
As you enter the garden the path curves to your right and over a dry river bed. On the right hand side there are 3 large feature rocks set in raked silver grey gravel. The path leads over a curved granite bridge. The path could be constructed in aged granite setts or granite slabs.
On the left hand side there is a large low red Acer specimen. A simple scheme of ground cover plants can be set underneath the Acer. A view fron the bridge left and right allows you the aspect of the dry river bed filled with interesting stones and pebbles. Water pools can also be incorporated into the river bed
The path curves to the oak decking area. Here there is room for table and chairs. The oak Tea House is set so that it allows access to the rear of the deck for entertaining and could be fitted with AV and other facilities. It provdes a physical barrier to the front of the property and affords the users privacy behind.
The south side of the decking has a simple oak traditional post and rail fence surrounding a shallow reflection pool. From the decking there is a paddlestone path leading to the feature rock which forms the beginning of the dry bed. This rock could also incorporate lighting and also some bronze statuary such as a heron.
Granite planters and screening around the decking area could be uplit for maximum effect
This concept design uses some of the key elements found in Japanese gardens creating a simple, stylish and easy to maintain garden
Designer Nick Burton for Japangarden